President Donald Trump, who used to have a recurring segment on the program, is now an avid viewer, and what hosts Steve Doocy, Ainsley Earhardt and Brian Kilmeade say each morning has the potential to start a White House tweet-storm. In the case of certain Kilmeade remarks, the president’s reaction isn’t always a happy one.
But the hosts can’t just focus on one audience member. They have to also play to the broader viewership. As part of Variety’s look at the transformation of morning programs, Doocy and Earhardt spoke about the show right after a broadcast in a cafe located inside Fox Corp. headquarters in New York, while Kilmeade spoke several hours